Created by Steven Conrad, “Patriot” is an American political spy dramedy TV series that was launched on Amazon Prime Video on November 5, 2015, while the rest of the first season episodes was published on February 23, 2017. The series features Michael Dorman, Kurtwood Smith, Michael Chernus, Kathleen Munroe, Aliette Opheim, Chris Conrad, Terry O’Quinn, and Debra Winger.
Following the success of the first season, Amazon declared in April 2017, that it had greenlit the series for a second installment which was launched on November 9, 2018.
Both the first and second seasons were met with positive reviews and fans were eagerly awaiting the third season of the show until Amazon abruptly announced its cancellation stating that a third season will not happen in the future. Here’s what we know about season 3 of Patriot.
What is the show about?
The official synopsis reads: “To put a stop to Iran from launching nuclear, intelligence officer John Tavner must keep from all security nets and take on a dangerous “non-official cover” — that of a medium level worker at a Midwestern industrial piping firm.”
Patriot investigates the rarely seen, gritty, and murky sides of an intelligence official’s life. It comes with a great risk with life-threatening missions involved but the oddities of those circling John Traver, as well as unpredictable drawbacks, which enables him to selects between awful and disastrous options.
It appears many fans were captivated by Patriot for its outstanding performance and incredible cast members and its two seasons. Well, it’s no surprise why fans want a third season of this show but sadly, we won’t get to see it again.
Will there be a Season 3 of Patriot?
Unfortunately, there won’t be a third season of Patriot. On July 7, 2019, Amazon officially declared that they had no plans to continue the series for a third season.
Albert Cheng, Amazon Studios co-head of the TV at TCA, verified that we have witnessed the final of the hour-long dramedy, which was implemented and commissioned by the last administration.
“At this time we don’t have a plan for a new season,” he stated during the streaming network’s executive session back in 2019. “We are not planning a new season.”
Also, Details behind the series cancellation are not known since Amazon have not provided any statement about why they decided to cancel the show. However, a report published by Deadline suggested that lead actor Michael Dorman who portrays John Trainer has shifted on to a different show for a sci-fi series for Apple. The report stated that Amazon would most certainly not greenlight the show for Patriot season 3.
Why was Patriot Season 3 Cancelled?
Although the accurate justification is not cited or informed on yet, nonetheless, as mentioned earlier, it could be because Michael Dorman, the protagonist who plays the character of John Tavner went on to join another cast of a forthcoming series. Deadline also previously stated that “Amazon will most likely not make a formal renewal decision on Patriot until Season 2 is released, and should they opt to do another season, they will have to work around Dorman’s schedule on the Apple series.” This very statement was enough to let the fans know that indeed the series is over good.
However, the series is now canceled and will not move forward with Patriot season 3 despite its popularity.
According to an article on Entertainment Weekly stated, “I’d love to see Conrad and company get another season to push and refine their weird and winsome brand of “quirky.” B+”
ScreenRant also pointed out in an article that said, “Patriot is the sort of show that rewards those who are willing to stay invested in it. The pilot episode is a bit ponderous at times, but it doesn’t take long for the series to become a pleasurable and delightfully eccentric experience (in season 2, there are folk songs about animated tea cups and stealing guns from a very nice Senegalese grocer) that really does make it like nothing else on television at the moment.”
Patriot Season 3 Premiere Date: When is it?
The first season of Patriot was released on Amazon Prime Video on November 3, 2015, and ended on February 23, 2017. It had a total of 10 episodes with a runtime of 37-57 minutes. The second season was launched on November 9, 2018, with its entirety consisting of a total of 8 episodes.
As previously mentioned, the show was cancelled after the second season. So far, both the two seasons of Patriot were well received by the audience. But despite the success and positive reviews, Amazon suddenly announced the show’s cancellation resulting in disappointing fans from around the world.
This is indeed shocking news for fans of this show who have been eagerly looking forward to the release of the third season.
Who are the amazing characters of Patriot?
Michael Dorman plays the role of John Tavner
Kurtwood Smith in the character of Leslie Claret
Sam Kadi plays the character of Edward Tavner
Kathleen Munroe played the role of Alice Tavner
Aliette Opheim portrays the character of Detective Agathe Albans
Matt Damon in the role of Dennis McClaren
Director of Intelligence for the United States Tom Tavner portrayed as Silvernail security engineer
Bernice Tavner played the character of Birdie, a taxi driver
As of November 2022, the series still stands canceled and will not have a third season in the future.
The series was created by Steven Conrad who also served as executive producer along with Glenn Ficarra, John Requa, Gil Bellows, and Charlie Gogolak, while Marc David Alpert served as the series producer. The production companies include Elephant Pictures, Zaftig Films, Parriott, Picrow, Amazon Studios, and Reunion Pictures (pilot).